License Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Accepting new clients
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Couples counseling
- Premarital and marital counseling
- Relationships challenges
- Spirituality and religion
- Family counseling
- Sports psychology
- Communication challenges
- Difficult life transitions
- Family issues
- Pastoral counseling
Andre Perreault is a therapist in Newton, MA specializing in relationship issues, couples work, and marital counseling. His practice approach is based on attachment research and builds on the natural strengths of each individual. In addition to couples work, he sees individuals for anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, difficult life transitions, and sports psychology. He offers family counseling for whole families and subsets of families as well.
Andre brings an understanding of the physiological and emotional connections of relationships into his practice with couples. He understands how relationships work well and what happens within and between partners when connections are broken. Using a supportive, educational and skill building approach, he helps clients understand their dynamic, see their issues more clearly, and develop their abilities and skill to use the power they have in their relationships to feel better and deepen connections.
Andre received his MA in Counseling from Boston College. He also holds an MA in Pastoral Ministry and is able to provide therapy inclusive of religious and spiritual resources, having worked with clients of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths. A native to Massachusetts, Andre is also a fitness professional and lifelong athlete, and brings a common sense approach to his work with clients.
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities.
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Family counseling – Helping family members explain their point of view in ways that will be understood by all others so that members can see behaviors in a different way and learn to more successfully respond to each other, setting and honoring the boundaries that need to be in place and bridging the divides the need to be mended. Helps families let go of the past and see each other more clearly without the distorted lens of the past getting in the way.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Sports psychology – Managing anxiety related to performance, getting "out of your head," facing a slump, dealing with mental aspects of injury, coping with lost or diminished abilities, building awareness of your mental habits to improve your abilities on the field or track
Spirituality and pastoral counseling – Integrating psychological and spiritual concepts, meeting clients on the ground of their faith and spirituality to foster resilience and healing. Spiritual exploration and support can foster wholeness and growth in those who are seeking help.
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Boston College Student Insurance (BCBS)
- Harvard Student Insurance (BCBS)
- Lesley University Student Insurance (BCBS)
- MIT Student/Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (BCBS)
- Northeastern University Student Insurance (BCBS)
- Ongoing sessions $150
- First appointment $175
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"The connections we have to loved ones are essential to our happiness and well-being. I bring an understanding of the physiological and emotional connections of relationships into my practice with couples. I will help you and your spouse see and understand the patterns you're stuck in. I will help you find a sense of confidence and peace and rebuild connection. I will teach you ways to assert yourself with love and confidence, and develop more effective skills in reaching the ones who matter most to you. "
Treatment approachesAttachment theory
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them.
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression, and more generally, helps treat mood disorders. Self-knowledge grounded in sustained meditative awareness is its central tenet. Patients learn to view thoughts as events in the mind, independent of their content and emotional charge. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private practice, 2012 - Present
South Shore Mental Health, 2008 - 2013
Boston College, MA Counseling 2006
Boston College, MA Pastoral Ministry 2007
Rochester Institute of Technology, BA, 1999